As some of you may not know, Gracie has a habit of not getting pregnant. So far, she's been bred 4 times, and the two litters she's had were from the same buck. In between those two litters, she was bred to another buck who she didn't like very much. She's also been bred to Sir Lancelot before but didn't take.
I can't find the buck she produced amazing babies with. He was sold from his breeder and is probably a pet somewhere. That's fine. The point of buying a buck for my rabbitry was so that I didn't need to borrow bucks anymore.
I am going to do everything I possibly can to get her to be VERY WILLING to breed. Sir Lancelot now has 6 babies under his belt, and since he's experienced, she may take to him a little better this time. When she's done molting I'm going to get her out in the sun all day, give her apple cider vinegar, ect. But what if she STILL doesn't get pregnant?
If she doesn't get pregnant this time, Dragonfly's Gracie is going to have to be sold. It really breaks my heart. I love her so much, but I just don't have enough resources to devote to a doe who is no longer producing; I can't keep any more pets. She's the sweetest rabbit in my rabbitry right now, but since she can't be shown, and since she's getting older, I'm really liking the idea of bringing in another, smaller doe, maybe in a cool color like blue or black. One that would work really well with Lance.
Even if Gracie does produce, I'm only going to keep her for 1-2 more litters. Since she's just SO sweet I'd love her to be able to have a spoiled house bunny life with a loving family that can devote all their time and attention to her. She deserves it, after everything she's done for me.
Thanks for letting me ramble. I know there are a lot of people out there who are waiting on a litter from Gracie. I'm going to try everything I know to get her pregnant, but it's not up to me anyway. I can't control if she takes or not. I know some of you might be disappointed, but trust me, I will have other litters, you can bet on that! If you choose to find your rabbit somewhere else I understand. If you stick with me through this guessing game, I highly appreciate it, and you won't be sorry!